In recent weeks, the decision made by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon about banning the famous "leg slapping" or the slap that athletes would give to their leg while performing a Superkick or similar move has been much talked about, to expand it.
the noise and magnify its effect in front of the audience. Just during one of the episodes of Smackdown that Vince was following from the gorilla position, the Chairman was very annoyed by one of the athletes of the blue show who carried out this maneuver, in a decisive moment of his meeting, going on a rampage and deciding to ban the thing.
Many of the insiders and fans of the WWE Universe, immediately after learning of Mr. McMahon's decision, have their say, between those who were in favor and those who were very disappointed, including the WWE Hall of Famer, Shawn Michaels, who had amply had his say on the matter.
WWE Hall of Famer on Vince McMahon banning leg slaps
In his last speech at The Asylum Wrestling Store, the other WWE Hall of Famer who had a lot to do with Shawn Michaels, especially in the famous Montreal Screwjob, Bret Hart, wanted to have his say on the "Leg Slapping", declaring himself to be in favor of the ban imposed by Vince McMahon, stating: "The kicks and all those things there.
But come on, when it's too much is too much, in every match. You see these guys and say, 'In theory, it shouldn't even sound like that' When you hit someone under the chin, it's not the sound of a slap. You know, they are different sounds and they make the slap sound, the sound for anything.
Every single move feels like a slap, slap, slap and I totally agree. I'm glad they got their feet on the ground for this, albeit ten years late. This was also one of those things that, sadly, have ruined wrestling, making it fake."
Quite strong statements by the Canadian WWE historian, especially for using a term that fans and especially insiders hate, or the term "fake", in a world totally dedicated to sport/entertainment that does everything, except transmitting something fake.
Bret Hart is one of the best workers in the history of the business. When asked which current WWE Superstar he would want to face if he was an active competitor, Hart came up with a very interesting name. "Of the current guys right now, I think I would’ve loved to work with AJ Styles.
I mean he’s such a great talent and such a great wrestler that it would’ve been fun just to wrestle one big-time or one big match with him. Either heel or babyface would’ve been fun. He’s gotta be one of the greatest athletes in the business ever and it would have been fun just to dance with him one time, just to have one classic match with him. A babyface match would’ve been a good match.